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Jonathan Hyde Biography, Movies and Tv Shows

Jonathan Hyde

Jonathan Hyde is an Australian English actor born on 21st May, 1948. He is best known to his film fans for roles such as, Herbert Cadbury, in Richie Rich, J. Bruce Ismay in 1997 hit film Titanic, Culverton Smith in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Warren Westridge in Anaconda, Sam Parrish/Van Pelt in Jumanji and Eldritch Palmer in the FX TV series The Strain.

Jonathan Hyde was born in Brisbane, Queensland, to a middle-class family. His father was Stephen Geoffrey King, a successful solicitor. Hyde’s interest in law took him to university to study the subject but his passion for performing and the theatre led him to pursue a career in the ‘business’. Leaving for London in the late 1960s he was awarded a coveted place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and won the Bancroft Gold Medal for excellence in his graduating year of 1972.

Jonathan Hyde is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among other roles, he played Ferdinand in 1985 production of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. He was an original cast member of Not the Nine O’Clock News, the first series of which was pulled from broadcast because of the General Election of 1979. Hyde played J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line in Titanic, Egyptologist Allen Chamberlain in The Mummy, Sam Parrish/Van Pelt and the hunter in Jumanji. He has been in numerous films including The Contract, The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb, Land of the Blind, The Tailor of Panama, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, Eisenstein and Anaconda.

Jonathan Hyde

Jonathan Hyde

He appeared in the BBC miniseries Shadow of the Noose in which he played barrister Edward Marshall Hall in 1989 . Jonathan Hyde has also appeared in several television mysteries, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett and Midsomer Murders as Frank Smythe-Webster.

Jonathan Hyde played Dr. Dorn in Chekhov’s The Seagull and the Earl of Kent in King Lear for the RSC in a repertory company that included Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Romola Garai, William Gaunt and Sylvester McCoy in 2007 . Both plays toured together internationally, before taking up residence in the New London Theatre. The final performance was on 12 January 2008. He reprised his role of Kent in the 2008 television film of King Lear.

Jonathan Hyde Movies and Tv Shows

  1. The Strain
  2. Masterpiece
  3. Foyle’s War
  4. Endeavour on Masterpiece
  5. Spooks
  6. MI-5
  7. Cadfael
  8. Sherlock Holmes
  9. Great Performances
  10. Dinotopia
  11. The Battle for Rome
  12. Midsomer Murders
  13. The Tailor Of Panama
  14. Attila
  15. Attila the Hun
  16. Eisenstein
  17. Joan of Arc
  18. The Mummy
  19. Anaconda
  20. Titanic
  21. Mystery!
  22. Jumanji
  23. Being Human
  24. Richie Rich
  25. Deadly Advice
  26. Caravaggio
  27. An Indecent Obsession
  28. A Touch of Frost


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